Isuzu HICOM Malaysia

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Isuzu HICOM Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (IHM) was founded in October 2007 as a commercial vehicle manufacturer with headquarters in the Industrial Area of the city Peramu Jaya Pekan, Malaysia. The plant operates as a joint venture between the DRB-HICOM Bhd. and Isuzu companies. The management reports to the Chief Executive Officer Kenji Matsuoka.

The site comprises an area of 14 hectares. 12,000 to 14,000 units are produced here every year.

The story however, begins work in January 1994 under the name of HICOM Commercial Vehicle Sdn. Bhd. April 1996 saw the first name change to Malaysia Truck & Bus Sdn. Bhd. The HICOM Perkasa, a licensed version of the Isuzu Elf fifth generation, was launched. In January 2005, eventually followed the Mercedes-Benz W211 as a second product from the manufacturer. At the same time, the production began Mitsubishi Fuso Canter for the local market. In April, the Mercedes-Benz W203 and Mercedes-Benz Actros added. The Mercedes-Benz W221 was the last in July 2006, this licensing model. However, in June 2006 as Isuzu took over the majority of shares, and the work in Isuzu HICOM Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. The production of Mercedes-Benz models was moved completely to the adjacent factory of HICOM Automotive Manufacturers (Malaysia). So currently the only Isuzu trucks and Isuzu D-Max are produced here. The newest model is the Isuzu Heavy Duty, a licensed model of Isuzu Forward fourth generation.

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